Theme Day: “Take Away”

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Coffee & Crema serves up coffee and related beverages from their convenient and self-described “hole in the wall” on North Main Street across from Brooks Brothers. Passersby are lured in by the coffee scent which frequently wafts out onto the sidewalk.

The phrase “Take Away” store would be more commonly worded as Takeout or “Drive Through” in local lingo. This is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, where City Daily Photo blogs all over the world may choose to post an August theme entry. See other interpretations of the Take Away theme from all over the world.

Reflections of Jim Beam’s Service Center

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

For Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at the former Jim Beam’s Service center as reflected in the windows of the Suntrust building across the street on East McBee Avenue. Jim Beam was a full service gas station and the American Roadside restaurant featured in yesterday’s post now occupies this space. The American Roadside restaurant building lines are similar to the original Jim Beam building seen in a conventional view below. The American Roadside restaurant uses the “gas pump” space as a recreational area: a special event tent, or games for kids.

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Backhoe Rodeo

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The state championship Backhoe Rodeo was held in Greenville on a blocked off section of North Main Street. The competition was among regional winners of the South Carolina chapter of the American Public Works Association. The challenges measured the ability to control the equipment in fine detail.

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This test consisted of moving a baseball at the end of a chain into the slot in center of the pipe, then picking up the pipe to place into a stand. It is as tricky as it sounds!